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The Best Football Players Ever

List Criteria: Only pro football players. Please vote for the players based on his career accomplishments

One of the hot topics of debate not only among NFL fans but pundits as well is who is the best football player of all time. It's a very difficult question to answer and one that can't be answered very easily. Do you rank a quarterback above an offensive lineman and likewise for a defensive end versus a wide receiver. Many of the players on this list have been inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame in Canton, so this is a list of the best of the best players

All time greats like Jim Brown, Jerry Rice, Joe Montana and Lawrence Taylor are deservedly on this list. These players dominated the league when they played, often causing chaos on the field and often terrorized opponents and breaking the hearts of those fans. Football fans can agree that regardless of position, the players on this list should be considered among the best football players ever. These players' stats and overall influence on the way the game was played factor into why they're considered the best.Vote for the football player you consider to be the greatest of all time. It's not an easy choice and you pretty much can't go wrong with any of these superstar players. There's a reason why they're considered the best football players ever and this your chance to choose who is the best of the best.

The Best Football Players Ever Football Players (American)
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  1. 1
    + 6805
    - 2691

    the people's #1 & most listed
    Wide receiver

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  2. 2
    + 6000
    - 2579


    Quarterback

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  3. 3
    + 5532
    - 2146


    Running back

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  4. 4
    + 5468
    - 1691

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  5. 5
    + 3909
    - 1907


    Linebacker

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  6. 6
    + 3680
    - 1885


    Running back, Fullback

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  7. 7
    + 4548
    - 3365

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  8. 8
    + 3744
    - 1391

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Punt returner, Kickoff returner

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  9. 9
    + 4866
    - 3402

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  10. 10
    + 3142
    - 1800


    Quarterback

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  11. 11
    + 3186
    - 1375


    Defensive tackle, Defensive end

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  12. 12
    + 3117
    - 1454


    Running back

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  13. 13
    + 2943
    - 1511


    Quarterback

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  14. 14
    + 3159
    - 1577


    Linebacker

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  15. 15
    + 3057
    - 1497


    Quarterback

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  16. 16
    + 2709
    - 1177


    Wide receiver

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  17. 17
    + 2457
    - 1249


    Linebacker, Center

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  18. 18
    + 2407
    - 1159


    Quarterback

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  19. 19
    + 2626
    - 643

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  20. 20
    + 2224
    - 1348

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  21. 21
    + 2312
    - 1034


    Cornerback, Safety, Defensive back

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  22. 22
    + 2387
    - 976


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  23. 23
    + 1880
    - 860


    Running back

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  24. 24
    + 1706
    - 917


    Running back

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  25. 25
    + 2015
    - 666

    ranked low on reranks
    Defensive end

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  26. 26
    + 1556
    - 606


    Wide receiver

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  27. 27
    + 1716
    - 1129


    Tight end

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  28. 28
    + 1714
    - 968


    Quarterback

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  29. 29
    + 1594
    - 752


    Quarterback

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  30. 30
    + 1318
    - 739


    Quarterback

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  31. 31
    + 2025
    - 1128


    Running back

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  32. 32
    + 1445
    - 804


    Linebacker

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  33. 33
    + 1486
    - 828


    Quarterback

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  34. 34
    + 1475
    - 783


    Running back

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  35. 35
    + 1372
    - 862


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  36. 36
    + 1337
    - 832


    Running back, Return specialist

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  37. 37
    + 1324
    - 672

    ranked low on reranks
    Running back

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  38. 38
    + 1415
    - 941

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  39. 39
    + 1225
    - 632


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  40. 40
    + 1482
    - 927

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks
    Quarterback

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  41. 41
    + 1168
    - 758

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  42. 42
    + 1051
    - 407

    ranked low on reranks
    Strong Safety

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  43. 43
    + 935
    - 326

    ranked low on reranks
    Cornerback, Return specialist, Safety

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  44. 44
    + 964
    - 355


    Wide receiver

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  45. 45
    + 1026
    - 375


    Wide receiver

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  46. 46
    + 1034
    - 798

    often listed & Ranked High on Reranks

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  47. 47
    + 1279
    - 647


    Tight end

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  48. 48
    + 1477
    - 812


    Quarterback

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  49. 49
    + 1129
    - 658


    Free Safety

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  50. 50
    + 1027
    - 558


    Linebacker

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